Guest Writer Guidelines

Thanks for your interest in writing for WorkinEntertainment.com!

We are always on the lookout for unique content from various perspectives. Whether you are an industry veteran who wants to share something you have learned or a college student who had a fascinating internship experience – we want to hear from you.

Before you jump right into submitting your great idea, please read the guidelines below, if you still have unanswered questions check out our guest blogger FAQ page.

Guest Writer Guidelines and Expectations

  • A thorough understanding of Radio, TV, Film, Music, Digital Media or another realm of Entertainment.
  • Content that is useful to the readers of this blog
  • Grammar counts, we will give edit notes and suggestions, but we aren’t your 6th grade teacher, if it’s not well-written we won’t use it.
  • The post can include two links to your website and you are expected to include links to any relevant resources that deserve crediting.
  • Please include a brief author bio (2-3 sentences) in which you can include an additional two links to your social media profiles.
  • Posts should fall into the 800-1200 word range. If you really believe you need more explain to us why and we will evaluate your request.
  • Guest posts must be original and may not have been published elsewhere online already.  All submissions will be verified for originality using a tool such as Copyscape.com or Plagium.com.

Other questions? Visit our guest blogger FAQ page

What to do next:

  1. Review the content themes below, it is okay if your idea deviates from those themes but be prepared to explain why you think it is a match for WorkinEntertainment.com.
  2. Pitch your idea to Director of Content Marketing, Brian Clapp.
  3. After reading your pitch, Brian will schedule a time to talk with you directly via phone.
  4. After approval, we will agree on a preliminary deadline. WorkinEntertainment.com will be in charge of all final edits and can refuse to publish at our discretion.
  5. Once your article is live we hope/expect that you will promote your work as much as possible. We will promote it like crazy.

Some Article Themes for Consideration:

  • What it’s really like to work in entertainment – Working Full-time Freelance, Working in Music, Stories from the TV Newsroom, A Day in the Life of a (insert industry job), Blooper stories
  • How you got started in the business – Getting your foot in the door, What your first week on the job was like, Any doubts you had early on.
  • Internship experiences: A day in the life of your internship, The interview process for a internship, What skills you learned on your internship
  • How-To’s: How to make a demo reel that gets noticed, How to write a great resume, How to get an internship and what to do while you are there, How to shoot video like a pro.
  • Changing trends in entertainment – How social media has affected entertainment, How journalism schools are changing with the times, How mobile technology continues to change newsgathering
  • Entertainment industry job trends – Where are the best opportunities? What type of programming is getting audiences, Broadcasters that stand out, Current news about radio stations or networks
  • Entertainment education – Review of collegiate programs, Technology in the classroom, Why someone chose the program they are in
  • Interviews with experts in the entertainment industry – Educators, Athletes, On camera talent, Technical workers, Producer

Next Steps: for the best chance at being published, read the FAQ page and How to Submit